Glyph of the word 'pi'. and Glyph of the word 'pi'.


  • (syl.) glyph for the syllable pi in the Kamakawi syllabary
  • (n.) pelican
  • (v.) to have space (for), to have a large container, to have room for

Ka hava pi ie nawa.
“The pelican ate the fish.”

Notes: This iku derives from an earlier pictograph of a pelican. Now it looks like what you see above. I still think it’s pretty close. It may on account of my familiarity with the script, but I still see a pelican when I look at this one.

This iku ended up being one of my favorites, shapewise, so I found a way to use it in a bunch of different words. By and by they’ll show up here.

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